Last week, i attended the launching of the 2nd World Vision Fun Run and listened to one particular runner-friend who shared his child-hood story, on how in the midst of financial difficulties growing up was able to graduate from school through the help of the World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program.
Many lives of out-of-school children and school drop-outs have been transformed by being able to graduate and lead good lives and in return, they themselves are now able sponsors of these needy children.
In this 2nd World Vision Run, to be held on June 23, 2013 at the Bonifacio Global City, World Vision invites runners to share the same kind of love that can change lives—lives of children in need. With a very small act of kindness these children will be able to look ahead to better lives with better opportunities, all because you willingly opened your heart and share love!
This Run is a way for you to make a real and lasting difference for ONE precious boy or girl in need. Proceeds from registration fees shall be pooled together with other World Vision resources so children, families and communities may be provided with the following:
- Skills training
- Improved Nutrition
- Livelihood assistance
- Health care
- Safe water
- Values formation
Let’s support this run and help children build a better future for themselves. Here are the details of the race:
June 23, 2013 Sunday
5km – P650
10km – P750
21km – P950
Singlet for all categories, and finishers medal for 21km finishers only.
Online: May 21 – June 19
In-store: June 1 – June 19
Riovana BGC, Riovana Katipunan, Tobys MOA, Tobys SM North The Block
Registration is from 12nn-8pm only at all sites
How to register:
Fill up registration forms at registration centers and keep your claim stub
Or you may register online at www.runrio.com
(No deliveries shall be made for online registration. Please note there is an additional processing fee for online registrations.)
Race Kit and Claiming:
Dates: June 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday before the race)
Venue: BGC (9th cor 26th open field)
No race kit claiming on race day
Runners are encouraged to bring their own hydration bottles for refill along the route, so as to decrease waste.
World Vision official explaining the program’s advocacy
Media group with Race Director Coach Rio Dela Cruz
Last year’s World Vision run brought people from all walks of life to run in the hope for children’s fullness of life.
A runner shares her experience, “Ran the 5k this morning in World Vision Philippines Run at BGC… it was a fun-filled and inspiring event… as one of the child sponsors, I’m more inspired to continue this advocacy after hearing success stories from former scholars… and hopefully, more people will share our vision and help send the underprivileged Filipino kids to school.”
This year, we are inviting everyone again to run and show your care for the children to help fulfill their dreams for better lives. World Vision Run 2013 is for the benefit of more than 8,000 children still waiting for sponsorship through World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program.
Besides registering for the run, event sponsors and media partners can team up with World Vision for added participation. Groups and teams interested for concessionaires can also contact the World Vision Run team
So lace up this June, and see you at the finish line! Let’s run because we care.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice. Globally, World Vision assists over 2.7 children in over 100 countries.
Here in the Philippines, World Vision is reaching out to more than 80,000 children nationwide (along with their families and communities) through community development programs that will help uplift their economic situation and over-all child well-being of the children being sponsored.
For this year, we have about 8,000 children who are still waiting to be sponsored. World Vision’s local fundraising are pooling together resources from various sponsors/ donors to help ensure that these children will be able to have access to education, health care, values formation and livelihood assistance for their parents.
Fundraising events, such as the World Vision Run, helps support these programs for the children, their families and communities. You don’t have to be an athlete, a running enthusiast or even a health buff to make a difference through this event. Even first time runners, young and young at hearts, are all welcome to join!
By joining the World Vision Run 2013, running more kilometers , sharing the cause and experience with your family and friends, or even considering to sponsor a child will definitely contribute in helping more children have brighter futures ahead.
Let’s all run because we care. See you all on June 23!
About World Vision Child Sponsorship
The best way to help a child is to help his community become a better place to grow up in. For a donation of P600 a month, you will help provide children and his community with access to: education, health care, nutritious food, clean water, livelihood opportunities and more.
Child sponsorship ensures that the community will be able to provide children with the basics they need to help them grow up in a healthy environment and have a chance for a better, more sustainable future.
How Child Sponsorship Works
Child sponsorship is an exciting journey of transformation – for the child you’re helping and for you â€“ especially if you use all the tools available to help you bond with your sponsored child.
It works by linking a poor child to an individual/ group who is committed to give a regular gift of P600 a month per child or P7,200 a year. Your monthly pledge is pooled with those of other child sponsors in the Philippines and overseas. Pooling together resources/ donations enables World Vision to maximize the productivity of every peso.
When you decide to sponsor a child, you’ll meet the child that you’ll be sponsoring by receiving a welcome kit that includes your sponsored child’s photo and profile, along with ways to connect and be updated with your new sponsored child.
Sponsorship fosters sustainability. World Vision plans and works alongside community members to help build healthy communities for children.
To know more about Child Sponsorship or other ways you can make a difference, click on this link: http://worldvision.org.ph/